Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 109 64 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.41% 9.54% 11.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.88% 67.37% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 73
Northamptonshire median daily rate £310 £288 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.83% +8.49% -19.70%
10th Percentile £123 £126 £120
90th Percentile £434 £438 £470
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £298 £300
% change year-on-year +7.56% -0.83% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £11.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -23.26% +31.82%
10th Percentile £11.94 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.40 £13.45 £54.38
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +9.26% +8.00%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 168 95 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 20.66% 14.16% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 101
Northamptonshire median daily rate £346 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.40% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £158 £120
90th Percentile £450 £438 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 18
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £11.13 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -24.56% +34.09%
10th Percentile £11.94 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.40 £13.45 £62.13
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% +11.11% +8.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +7 65 £315 +7.23% 16
Kettering +2 5 £338 - 5
Wellingborough 0 5 - - 3
Daventry -1 2 - -
Brackley - 1 £150 -
Corby - 1 - - 1
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 45 (41.28%) Active Directory
2 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
3 26 (23.85%) Windows Server
4 22 (20.18%) Cisco
4 22 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (19.27%) ITIL
6 17 (15.60%) Citrix
6 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
7 16 (14.68%) PowerShell
7 16 (14.68%) SLA
8 15 (13.76%) LAN
8 15 (13.76%) VMware
8 15 (13.76%) Windows 10
9 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (11.01%) Firewall
10 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (11.01%) CCNA
10 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (10.09%) Hyper-V
11 11 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (10.09%) Office 365
12 10 (9.17%) DNS
12 10 (9.17%) SAN
12 10 (9.17%) Unix
12 10 (9.17%) Linux
12 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
12 10 (9.17%) SCCM
12 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (8.26%) Finance

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.42%) CICS
1 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 2 (1.83%) Confluence
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) SAS
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) CATIA
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) assyst
1 1 (0.92%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.09%) Office 365
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.92%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) LAN
2 12 (11.01%) Firewall
3 10 (9.17%) DNS
3 10 (9.17%) SAN
4 7 (6.42%) DHCP
4 7 (6.42%) Internet
4 7 (6.42%) Unified Communications
5 6 (5.50%) WAN
5 6 (5.50%) Wireless
6 5 (4.59%) DSL
7 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.67%) VPN
8 3 (2.75%) BGP
8 3 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.75%) EIGRP
8 3 (2.75%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.75%) OSPF
8 3 (2.75%) SSH
9 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) DB2
3 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.92%) GIS
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.59%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.67%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.75%) JIRA
5 3 (2.75%) Subversion
5 3 (2.75%) Xcode
6 1 (0.92%) Appium
6 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.92%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.92%) Protractor
6 1 (0.92%) Selenium
6 1 (0.92%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Automotive
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Front Office
4 2 (1.83%) Publishing
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Analyst
2 13 (11.93%) IT Support
2 13 (11.93%) Service Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) IT Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) IT Support Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Junior
6 8 (7.34%) Junior IT Support
7 7 (6.42%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Junior Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Junior IT Support Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Junior Support Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Administrator
8 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) .NET
1 7 (6.42%) Middleware
2 5 (4.59%) HTML
2 5 (4.59%) REST
2 5 (4.59%) SOAP
3 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.75%) Cocoa
4 3 (2.75%) JSON
4 3 (2.75%) RESTful
4 3 (2.75%) XML
5 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.83%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) Lambda Expressions
6 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.92%) JDBC
6 1 (0.92%) Node.js
6 1 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.42%) Tandem
3 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) iPhone
7 1 (0.92%) Life Science
7 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.85%) Windows Server
2 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.76%) Windows 10
4 10 (9.17%) Linux
4 10 (9.17%) Unix
5 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.92%) AIX
8 1 (0.92%) Android
8 1 (0.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) ITIL
2 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.34%) DevOps
4 8 (7.34%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (6.42%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (5.50%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.50%) Project Management
7 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.59%) Migration
7 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.59%) Quality Management
8 4 (3.67%) Change Management
8 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.67%) ITSM
8 4 (3.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (3.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.67%) Test Management
8 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.68%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.34%) Shell Script
2 8 (7.34%) SQL
3 4 (3.67%) Apple Swift
3 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.75%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) Java
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.75%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.92%) C
5 1 (0.92%) Groovy
5 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.92%) Python
5 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.92%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.01%) CCNA
2 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.34%) Degree
3 8 (7.34%) MCP
4 6 (5.50%) MCSE
5 5 (4.59%) DBS Check
5 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.67%) HNC
6 4 (3.67%) HND
6 4 (3.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.67%) MCITP
6 4 (3.67%) MCSA
7 3 (2.75%) CCNP
8 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) VCP6
9 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) GDPR
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 45 (41.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.59%) XenApp
5 4 (3.67%) Docker
6 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) SCCM
2 7 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.50%) Ansible
3 6 (5.50%) Puppet
4 4 (3.67%) Netcool
4 4 (3.67%) Terraform
5 3 (2.75%) SCOM
6 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.83%) Nessus
6 2 (1.83%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.83%) WSUS
6 2 (1.83%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.18%) Cisco
3 17 (15.60%) Citrix
4 15 (13.76%) VMware
5 6 (5.50%) NetApp
6 5 (4.59%) Remedy
6 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.67%) Rackspace
7 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.75%) Apple
8 3 (2.75%) Google
9 2 (1.83%) EMC
9 2 (1.83%) Juniper
9 2 (1.83%) Sophos
9 2 (1.83%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.92%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.92%) Brocade
10 1 (0.92%) Civica
10 1 (0.92%) ESRI
10 1 (0.92%) GFI Software